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Morning Roundup: Soccer Stadium Is Officially A Go

Plus, wheelchair accessible cabs are sitting unused, top Chinese food spots, and other news. [ more › ]

School bus driver builds wheelchair ramp for 10-year-old girl on his route

When Thomas Mitchell noticed a mom struggle to get her daughter up and down a ramp outside their home, he jumped into action.

Cal State LA Receives Federal Research Grant to Improve Fitness in Wheelchair Users

Cal State LA has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research to research the exercise needs of wheelchair users, specifically those with traumatic spinal cord injuries.

Bus Driver Goes Out of His Way to Build a Ramp For a Girl in a Wheelchair on His Route

I'm so proud of my husband!! Tom Mitchell, my hubby, is a mechanic for our school system and is sometimes asked to drive bus routes. About 2 months ago, he was driving a special needs route that he had driven a couple of times. EachShow More Summary

School bus driver builds wheelchair ramp for girl on his route

While filling in as a driver on a bus route, Thomas Mitchell noticed a little girl in a wheelchair whose mom was struggling to help her get her wheelchair up and down a ramp outside their home. He jumped into action.

Bus Driver Builds Student With Wheelchair A Ramp After Seeing Her Struggle

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

When Thomas Mitchell, a mechanic and fill-in bus driver in Tennessee, saw a mother having a difficult time getting her daughter’s wheelchair down the steps of her porch and on to his bus, he knew he wanted to help. “There was just hardly...Show More Summary

People Are LOL-ing Over This Couple's Blunt Pregnancy Announcement

When Amanda Diesen and Todd Krieg learned they were expecting, they decided to announce their pregnancy in a... creative way. The couple took a photo in which Diesen holds an ultrasound image, while Krieg, who is in a wheelchair, gives a thumbs up. Show More Summary

Bills to Give Wheelchair Taxis and Motorcycles Preferential Access Move Forward in State Senate

A bill to give wheelchair-accessible taxis access to HOV lanes and a bill to give motorcycles access to some transit lanes are moving forward in the State Senate. Committee Substitute Senate Bill 5018, by the Senate Transportation Committee, and originally by Sens. Bob Hasegawa (D – Renton) and Patty Kuderer (D – Clyde Hill), would […]

This 3D-printed wheelchair could greatly improve lives of wheelchair users

The 'Go Wheelchair' is a 3D-printed stunner that wants to make life easier for those who have difficulty walking. Designed by London-based firm LayerLab, the chair is as innovative as it is beautiful.  Read more... More about 3d Printer, Wheelchair Users, Handicapped, Real Time Video, and Innovation

Aging Bonanno family underboss sues city over falls in prison

5 days agoNews : NY Daily News

An elderly Bonanno crime family underboss is in critical condition because jail officials refused to give him a wheelchair, a suit charges.

Winter Sucks When You Have a Disability

6 days agoNews : Vice News

Snow might be a lovely thing for some, but for me and my power wheelchair, it's an immobilizing force.

Witnesses Say Missing China Billionaire Xiao Jianhua Taken From Hong Kong Hotel In Wheelchair

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

Disappearance has rekindled fears over Hong Kong's status as an independent judicial entity

Missing China billionaire taken from Hong Kong hotel in wheelchair: source

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Missing China-born billionaire Xiao Jianhua was whisked in a wheelchair from a luxury Hong Kong hotel in the early hours of Jan 27 with his head covered, a source close to the businessman told Reuters.

TV Club: On a sturdy Grimm, only the puns can overpower the nightmares

You can definitely say this for “Breakfast In Bed”: no episode of Grimm ever worked harder to pull off a joke. It spends the whole run time of the episode offering significant glances at an old man confined to a wheelchair, someone who’s lived in a madness-connected hotel for years and who’s never spoken to anyone. Show More Summary

A Video, a Wheelchair, a Suitcase: Mystery of Vanished Tycoon Deepens

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

Security footage from the Four Seasons in Hong Kong where Xiao Jianhua lived is said to show him being taken away by about half a dozen unidentified men.

Inventor Portrait: Jerry Ford

Jerry invented an emergency brake for manual wheelchairs. It's easy to install, easy to use, and prevents falls and injuries. The post Inventor Portrait: Jerry Ford appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Maybe ...

Then there's that moment when Joe and I are chatting with a fellow wheelchair user. We are approached by someone we all know simply as a 'nodding' acquaintance and he says hello to Joe, who is standing in the center of our little group, as if we two wheelchair users don't exist. Show More Summary

I asked my gay and disabled friends what they thought of Trump. Here’s what they said.

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

How much would you give to put the (wheelchair) brakes on a Trump presidency? It is a question afflicting many gay and disabled individuals such as myself in the days following Trump’s official inauguration.

A man halfway between worlds

Alfred is 95 years old, and sits quietly in his wheelchair, rocking back and forth.  His strength is gone, and his veins and tendons bulge through fair, translucent skin, stretched over muscles of long lost size and use.  His greatest foe is gravity, which holds his lithe, bird-like form in the chair enough to cause sores […]

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